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'll get the analyst behind that call ahead. >> also the sequester effect on travel. >> faa employee furloughs and our major airport delays and all in the future and former department of transportation inspector mary shafo live. another monday morning, david, in which you've propelled a major dow component, microsoft up over 4% on the news that an activist shareholder is buying a $2 billion stake. so i think by my calculations you've created on that report about $2.5 billion of value so far this monday morning. >> simon, it's the value being created by the news itself, not the fact that i've reported it and we've been able to tell people that value act, large activist fund that often does take large positions in companies and actually doesn't get active if things go their way have taken a $2 billion position. on a relative bases it's 1% or less than 1% overall is what it would amount to of the outstanding shares of microsoft. that being said, valueact does have a history of holding stakes for quite some period of time, monitoring those companies and their managements and then getting
it is for the airline expressed concerns due to the faa furloughs impacting their business in the second and third quarters. with more delays expected some on wall street are worried the sequester could warn potential airline customers not to fly. >> people get to vote their vacation dollars however they want and they see that it's a hassle to fly more than it's normally a hassle to fly and they may vote and, you know, differently and with lower gasoline price s they might get people driving to their vacation rather than flying. >> so far bookings have not been hurt by sequester delays, but there is a genuine concern that if the longer they last and if they become worst, people who were planning to take a flight might decide not to take that trip. phil lebeau, "nightly business report," chicago. >>> we are just two weeks into the first quarter earnings season and you've probably noticed that many companies have been reporting earnings that are better than investors expected and there are also weak forecasts for the rest of the year like the one we got fro apple tonight. with 20% of s&p 500 compani
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